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Channel File Size Limitations for Each Model Roku

I would like my channel to be available to as many viewers as possible.

I would like to know what the file size limitations for each Roku device. What size does my package need to be for the older devices?

I have looked through the documentation and forum but i cant seem to find that information.

Thank you very much for your help. Smiley Happy
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belltown
Level 7

Re: Channel File Size Limitations for Each Model Roku

I believe the maximum package size on pre-Roku 2 devices is 750K (768,000 bytes). I don't believe the SDK docs state that explicitly, although it's mentioned in the Roku Developer Blog: http://blog.roku.com/developer/2012/02/09/startup-splash-screens/. When you try to side-load a package larger than 750K to a Roku 1, you get this message: Warning: Application size limits it to Roku 2 players, Roku XDS and Roku XR. It will not work with other Roku 1 players (826131 > 768000).
https://github.com/belltown/
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Re: Channel File Size Limitations for Each Model Roku

Thank you for your help
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EnTerr
Level 8

Re: Channel File Size Limitations for Each Model Roku

I remember i read this somewhere, so dug it up:
"Developer Guide" wrote:
Applications are limited to a maximum of 2MB in size, due the the limited amount of flash storage available. In general, since these are internet enabled applications, they tend to be much smaller and are typically < 300KB in size. Most of the space is consumed by artwork and the code size is minimal. If you find that your application is too large to install, look at removing some of the artwork from your application package and placing it on the web where it is easier to modify and it can be downloaded dynamically at runtime.

In addition, at the end there is a linked "Pre-Certification Checklist", which shamefully* is in .XLSX format. One of the checks inside vaguely says "Channels that are larger than 750kb in size may be restricted from deploying to certain legacy Roku units."

(*) How am i supposed to open this on computer with no Microsoft Office, RokuRobB? Do you know - or care - how much monkeying around it costs me to read .XLSX? Please consider using this newfangled technology called HTML.
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RokuMarkn
Level 7

Re: Channel File Size Limitations for Each Model Roku

"EnTerr" wrote:

(*) How am i supposed to open this on computer with no Microsoft Office, RokuRobB?


I use OpenOffice.

--Mark
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EnTerr
Level 8

Re: Channel File Size Limitations for Each Model Roku

"RokuMarkn" wrote:
I use OpenOffice.

I use Google Docs but it is a PITA*.
HTML <table> for the win?

(*) cleared as "not a torture" by Google legal counsel.
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